SFMS Attends 18th Annual Impact Fund Conference

Authors: John Roberts (jroberts@sfmslaw.com) or Alec Berin (aberin@sfmslaw.com) Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (“SFMS”) is a proud patron of the Impact Fund, which is a San Francisco-based organization that provides strategic leadership and support for litigation to achieve economic and social justice.  Among other things, the Impact Fund offers innovative technical support, training, and […]

California Consumer Privacy Act

Blog Post Authors: John Roberts (jroberts@sfmslaw.com); Alec Berin (aberin@sfmslaw.com) As discussed in a prior entry, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) was set to go into effect beginning January 1, 2020 (https://www.sfmslaw.com/2019/11/19/ca-bill-protecting-consumers/).  California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, recently issued an advisory for California consumers highlighting their new rights.  The new advisory specifically identifies the following rights: Right […]

Class Certification Motion Filed in Rawlings Baseball Bats Class Action Lawsuit

Blog Post Authors: Jaclyn Reinhart (jreinhart@sfmslaw.com); Nicolas A. Lussier (nlussier@sfmslaw.com) On October 25, 2018, Plaintiff, Richard Sotelo (“Plaintiff”), filed a proposed class action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District Court of California against Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. (“Rawlings”), suing for violations of the California Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”), California False Advertising Law […]

Nissan CVT Settlement

If you purchased or leased a 2013-2017 Nissan Sentra, 2014-2017 Nissan Versa Note, or 2012-2017 Nissan Versa equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission (“CVT”) (collectively, “Class Vehicle(s)”), a proposed class action settlement in Patricia Weckwerth, et al. v. Nissan North America, Inc., Case No. 3:18-cv-00588, may affect your rights. Detailed information about the proposed settlement […]

Kellogg Deceptive Advertising Case Settles

On October 21, 2019, the representative for a class of California consumers filed a motion for preliminary approval of a nationwide class action settlement against Kellogg Sales Company (“Kellogg”) for Kellogg’s alleged violations of California’s False Advertising Law, Consumers Legal Remedies Act, and Unfair Competition Law. This case commenced on August 29, 2016, when Plaintiff, […]

Shareholder Suit Filed Against Overstock.com Inc.

Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (“SFMS”) announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Utah (Civil Action No. 19-00709) against Overstock.com Inc. (“Overstock” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: OSTK) and certain of its officers and directors. The case seeks remedies under the Securities Exchange […]

Ninth Circuit Finds McDonald’s is Not a Joint Employer

On October 1, 2019, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the ruling of the district court and held that McDonald’s is not a joint employer of one of its franchisee’s workers. McDonald’s U.S.A. LLC is a franchisor, that contracts with franchisees, such as the Haynes Family Limited Partnership (“Haynes”). Approximately 1,400 employees […]

Anheuser-Busch Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit was recently filed by shareholders of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (the “Company” or “Anheuser-Busch”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The suit alleges that the Company and several of its officers intentionally misled shareholders about Anheuser-Busch’s profit outlook during a revenue period in 2018, providing […]

What to Do if You Receive a Class Action Notice

In a class action lawsuit, individuals come together to collectively bring a grievance against a corporation or other entity in lieu of pursuing legal action on their own.  These lawsuits are common in cases involving defective products, securities fraud, corporate misconduct, or environmental damage.  Class action suits give plaintiffs access to resources they may not […]

Class Action Lawsuits

Each year a large number of Americans become plaintiffs in “class action” lawsuits throughout the country. In this unique type of litigation, individuals band together to file a suit as a single entity against a common defendant. Understanding what is involved in filing a class action lawsuit can help individuals in deciding if this is […]

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